West Energy announces filing of Annual Meeting materials and resignation of Officer

    CALGARY, April 9 /CNW/ - West Energy Ltd.("West") (TSX: WTL) announces
that today it filed on SEDAR all materials in respect of its Annual General
and Special Meeting of shareholders which will be held at 2:00 pm. on
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 in the Strand-Tivoli Room of the Metropolitan
Conference Centre, 333 - 4th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta. Shareholders who
are not able to attend the meeting in person are encouraged to complete and
mail in their proxies.
    West also announces that Mr. Pat Welsh, Senior Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer of West has tendered his resignation effective April 30,
2009, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Welsh has been an officer of the
Company since September 2007 and West wishes him all the best in his future
    West advises that it has recently mailed to registered shareholders and
certain beneficial shareholders an Annual Financial and Operating Summary for
2008 in place of the traditional annual report which was mailed in previous
years. This summary document contains a copy of West's management discussion
and analysis and West's audited consolidated financial statements and notes
thereto, all in respect of the year ended December 31, 2008. In keeping with
the current economic times, West has decided to not produce a traditional
annual report as it considers placing up-to-date materials on its website on
an ongoing basis to be a more informative and cost effective way of making
such information available to shareholders.

For further information:

For further information: Ken McCagherty, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Email: mccagherty@westenergy.ca, Direct Phone: (403) 716-3458; Scott
Bridge, Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Email:
sbridge@westenergy.ca, Direct Phone: (403) 716-3457

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